SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 6/26/2014

Written by | June 26, 2014

Topics: Spotted on Shelves

Here are some interesting new and limited edition products found on store shelves by us and your fellow readers. If you’ve tried any of the products, share your thoughts about them in the comments.

Nature Valley Bistro Cups Oatmeal

There’s so much one can make with a Keurig machine nowadays — coffee, tea, cocoa, soup, oatmeal, hot water for coffee, hot water for tea, hot water for cocoa, hot water for soup, and hot water for oatmeal. (Spotted by Lindsay at Target.)

Planters Limited Edition Stars & Stripes Nut & Chocolate Mix

If I were to make a Stars & Stripes Nut & Chocolate Mix, the first thing I would do is have packaging with a flag that has 50 stars and 13 stripes. (Spotted by Lindsay at Target.)

Organic Valley Organic Fuel and Organic Balance 1

Organic Valley Organic Fuel and Organic Balance 2

Hey, folks who exercise 100 times more than I do and care about what you put into your bodies! Organic Valley has organic protein milk shakes for you and your toned or ripped body. (Spotted by Natasha at Hy-Vee.)

Yoplait Original Limited Edition Passion Fruit Yogurt

Dear Yoplait: I know you’ll probably never read this because we’re a semi-popular food review and news site. This blog no Eater, Serious Eats, Foodbeast or Huffington Post Food, but just in case you happen to come across this, I’d like to see you make lychee flavored yogurt next summer as a limited edition product. You’d make me the happiest chubby editor in the middle of the Pacific Ocean ever. (Spotted by Carla at Walmart.)

Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new or limited edition product on the shelf, snap a picture of it, and send us an email (theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com) with where you found it and “Spotted” in the subject line. Or reply to us (@theimpulsivebuy) on Twitter with the photo and the hashtag #spotted. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.






8 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. alek says:

    How lazy and wasteful is that oatmeal package?! Really? Making in a K-Cup system. There are 3 portions and it costs $6= $2 a cup. I got the gut feeling that this will be discontinued shortly. How that works? Dump the oatmeal in the cup adding the k-cup with the flavoring and the mix-ins.

    For the same price you can have bowls of Quaker oatmeal for cheap. $2 for what? 10 pouches= 20 cents plus you add your mix-ins and it would be around 80 cents.

    • Jamie B says:

      Forget pouches; just get quick oats in the canister. Less packaging and more servings for what probably amounts to less money, even with mix-ins. (Raisins and brown sugar aren’t too dear and can last quite a while…)

  2. Collin says:

    Your blog is WAAY better than Eater, Marvo. I personally hate Eater. All thier blog posts are simply about stuff that only chefs know about. Your blog is for everyone. Everyone knows what an Oreo is, nobody knows what The Lobster Roll restaruant is. I USED TO hate Foodbeast too, because they would break news that you or Brand Eating already broke, but they’ve been reducing how much they do that now. But I only knew Foodbeast from a post from you. Honestly, you deserve to be higher up than those.You always giving link love, Foodbeast shold do the same, considering how much content they steal from you.

    • Marvo says:

      Thanks for your kind words! And you’re right, all they do is regurgitate what they read here or on Grub Grade or Brand Eating, but I have come to terms with the fact that it’s how a lot of news sites work nowadays.

  3. Kallidion says:

    Mmmm…. the passion fruit yogurt is amazing! They also have watermelon (it’s a lite flavor) and it’s okay. It tastes like watermelon and yogurt, but I guess that combination just isn’t for me!

  4. Cassie says:

    I second the lychee flavor!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Mr.Peanuts flag has the incorrect amount of stars/stripes on it….I’m writing Planters a complaint letter.
    “Not really”

  6. Nate says:

    The stripes on Mr. Peanut’s flag are for peanuts, almonds, cashews, pecans, hazelnuts, and Brazil nuts. There are just five stars because they seriously shortchange you on pecans.



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